Charlie Puth opens for Meghan Trainor Thursday in Boston.


Berklee-honed Jersey boy Charlie Puth heads to the top

Puth, a New Jersey singer-songwriter whose neighbors include Springsteen and Bon Jovi, seems destined to join their ranks in his starry ascent.

Debra Jo Rupp and Caitlyn Griffin play mother and daughter in Chester Theatre Company’s production of “Memory House.”

Stage Review

Pair’s rapport at the heart of ‘Memory House ’

While it’s not a perfect play, “Memory House” proves itself the vehicle for a thoroughly absorbing production.

Canadian singer Drake performs on the main stage at Wireless festival in Finsbury Park, London.

On the beat

Apple Music is making waves with Beats 1, its celebrity-curated radio station.

Hilary Liftin ghostwrote 15 star memoirs before writing her novel — a mock celebrity autobiography.

Book Review

‘Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper’ by Hilary Liftin

When you’re a writer and you live in Los Angeles, sooner or later Los Angeles is going to show up in your writing.


Joking on Twitter: Who’s on first?

Twitter is a horrible habitat for the notion of old-school authorship.


YouTube remix of Human League is strangely lulling

Sometimes the best things on the Internet are those that serve no discernible purpose but to scratch some stupid subliminal itch.


‘Thirty Years of Emerging Voices’ compiled by The Architectural League of New York

An architectural yearbook documenting nearly 250 pioneering and influential North American design firms.

What’s new at the movie theaters

Recent movie reviews.

Match book

Have a book problem? We have the solution.

Special section

summer arts preview

// The best of upcoming arts events

Critics suggest where you should go, what you should see, who you should hear, and what you should be reading this summer.

Things to do

// Things to do in Boston

Your 60-day calendar of events, music, theater, and more.

What's on TV

Critic’s Corner

// What’s on TV Monday

Sarah Rodman’s picks, including the HBO documentary “Toe Tag Parole: To Live and Die on Yard A.”

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